20 Unique Dog Names

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Naming a dog takes as much consideration as a baby. You are going to be repeating it often…plus when people lean down to pet your sweet little pup that is the first question they will ask…”oh so sweet…what is her name?” So we did some research and we ended up finding some pretty cool and unique names. We ended up naming our new golden pup Stella. … [Read more...]

gifts…

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Hi friends:) Hope you had a restful and fun fall weekend. We are so happy to have our new baby Stella home! We went to pick her up on Saturday around noon. She has been getting acclimated to her new home and we have noticed that  she is a very smart little puppy:) (everyone says that don’t they?:) I shared a few pics on fb and instagram….it was … [Read more...]

Handmade Fall Finds on Etsy

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I am off on mini-vaca with my honey. We are in our favorite city…Chicago…celebrating 18 years. 18 years (22 if you count our courtship:) married to my honey….not to get all gushy…but really he is the mac to my cheese…he makes me laugh the hardest…and everyday is an adventure---the good the bad, ugly and pretty….everyday. No one else I would share … [Read more...]

crossing paths….

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It is funny how paths cross. I met my husband while passing in the parking lot outside our dorms at UD. He looked up and said “Hi darlin..”  Sidenote: "darlin" will always work....especially in a true southern accent. Always... in case there are any college age males in the audience...cue crickets:)  Another sidenote: strange to think if we were … [Read more...]

what would you say?…

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Every time…hopefully without fail…---before my kids walk out the door to go off and be kids…they leave with the words “make smart choices” echoing in their head….so much so that when I left a few weeks ago to go out with friends my daughter said to me, “make smart choices mom…” hilarious…note taken… Being a teen is hard. There are days when I … [Read more...]

cool finds…

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Hi all….we’ve been porch sittin a bunch lately. It is funny…because we thought that we would be using our screened in porch the most…but we have been really loving the front porch. We found a fabulous end-of-season couch at a local shop called Summer Classics. The blue adirondack chairs are from overstock.com….they all look like they were made to … [Read more...]

bookday….

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Been busy getting things together for the first days of school…that start next week. Two kids in high school in the house…I know you’re right…I do look way too young to have two kids in high school…I had them when I was 12. Seriously though…I find it crazy…that my kids are old enough to be going to high school. On one hand, we are all very excited … [Read more...]

Sigh….

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Leaving tomorrow to go back home. 2 weeks at the beach has been a true blessing...lots of good quality family time which always recharges me. Knowing that high school registrations are just 2 weeks away has me itching to get back to work and ready to get a bit back into routine. I hope your summer has been a restful one...seems this one has rushed … [Read more...]

bittersweet…

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I’m not a crier….and I have made up for that  all within the past 2 weeks. My sweet Putter dog used to keep me in check…whenever stress would get the best of me….he would be right there to just chill me out. Between Putter passing on…packing up our home from the last 11 years…well, let’s just say….flood gates are open and running. Some of the … [Read more...]

bye Putt…

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I used to be scared of dogs. When I was 5 or so a dog bit me….and then within a year….my dad was away on a business trip and came home with a fluffy golden retriever. We named him Muffin. I have been in love ever since. Always a golden…Muffin, then Doogie…. For our first wedding anniversary Bill and I bought our own puppy. Mulligan was like our … [Read more...]